Rumors and whispers have long been chanting about the next Assassin’s Creed game, but the leaks have come to a critical point as Ubisoft goes into full hype mode for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 Reveal Event in February 2020. With an Amazon Listing Leak, Anonymous tipsters revealing to publications, Ubisoft could be leaking the data themselves, in an act of self-promotion, or rogue employees could just be taking the excitement upon themselves.
Over the course of such a legendary career as Vince Zampella, we have to keep in mind that external factors are always going on behind-the-scenes which cannot and will never be spoken about directly out loud. This is due to a variety of reasons, among them being contractual obligations, saving face, or even legality in some cases. His name has made the headlines more than once in the gaming industry, and always for the same reason – this is a highly sought after individual with Activision and EA Games fighting over the talent acquisition numerous times over the past few decades!
Recent news has seen Vince go from the co-founder of Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond) to also head of DICE LA which will receive a new name and re-branding soon. Looking closer, it’s clear Vince is also the calling shots at overhauling EA now – and we are expecting to see the success level of the company improve drastically over the next two years.
Yesterday Google released a statement that their video game streaming subscription service Stadia will see an additional 120 games added to its selection. We’ve received our Founder’s Edition unit and will be soon revealing our first impressions over the course of this rather slow roll-out and the usage experience in an internet-restricted remote area. Meanwhile, those who are keeping an eye on Stadia for its free option debuting this year or paid users alike are wondering when Stadia will get more games. Among this imperfect audience sentiment Google is looking to assure prospective customers that their offerings will be dramatically different in 2020.
This year Call of Duty has been including a ton of content for free in patches, updates, and an ambitious road-map of features, limited time modes, and new maps still on the horizon. However, they have also been selling new operators, kill:death ratio watches, emblems, calling cards, and even fully modified guns as part of micro-transaction bundles which were strategically released months after full reviews of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare were published.
So then, after seeing what happened with Black Ops 4 and its ‘Black Market’ Cash Shop / Black Ops Pass, we decided to take a closer look at what’s going on this year with Modern Warfare and how “worth it” (or not) its micro-transaction and subscription pass schemes felt. We have taken the bullet for gamers and bought a few packs to report back on what we’ve found out. After Activision laid the battlefield with mysterious and vague offerings masked by new terms and misleading descriptions, it’s pretty enlightening, here’s exactly how ‘blueprints’ / micro-transaction items work.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is a single player action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Respawn Entertainment and Published by Electronic Arts. Although Fallen Order is a stand alone game not connected to any other IP, it comes out around the same time as Disney+ and its new exclusive Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.
Struggling to find its place in a market dominated by very few, very large players, Google has began shipping units for the launch of a new cloud-based game streaming platform; Stadia. Promising the world a new way to play games, including instant save-state sharing, enhancements for creators who go live while playing, and the ability for anyone with a solid internet connection to become a gamer without investing in a console, top tier phone, or computer.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare tells the story of today with real life guns, scopes, silencers, grenades, drones, air support, and more.
There’s a full featured campaign story mode this year with a variety of multiplayer experiences including an all-new Ground War with tank battles, helicopters, and jets, Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch, Hardcore Mode, a brand new Realism Mode, Search and Destroy, a sudden death mode featuring revives called Cyber Attack, other limited time game modes, Hardpoint, and more!
For the first time ever, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers can all join the fight together in Modern Warfare.
One of the most anticipated games of the year, the Pokémon Sword and Shield duo, is finally arriving on the Nintendo Switch family of systems. These games have created quite a buzz when they were first announced and continued to stir up the video game world as more detail was revealed little by little. Almost everyone is excited for the new feature called Dynamax which boasts gigantic sized Pokémon. On the other hand, some fans were not too pleased when Game Freak announced that not all previous generation Pokémon will make the cut for the Sword and Shield. But enough of that, the most important thing is that our team got their hands on an early copy of Pokémon Sword so let’s get into my first impressions for this hype-induced game.
Spoiler Alert: This Preview contains the names of brand new Pokémon, characters, and detailed gameplay explanations which some purists may prefer to experience for themselves.
Users were prompted with an update for PC and PS4 last night with new content being added to the game. Two new game modes were added to the title for free access to all players as well as a variant on one of the modes (3 new playlists total). These additions to the game are met with cautious optimism as Activision has been known for monetization but Infinity Ward and its giant publisher seem to have struck gold with gameplay quality and balance.
The Outer Worlds is a sci-fi RPG that takes place on a couple of planets in the Halcyon cluster, where different corporations control the lives of most people who live there. A standalone title that (so far) has no links to any other existing titles, The Outer Worlds is a New IP and game world created before Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian, and thus all platforms are able to enjoy their latest work.